A question is an utterance which typically functions as a request for information.wikipedia
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Evasion (ethics)

Question dodging is a rhetorical technique involving the intentional avoidance of answering a question.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck

A traditional, if nonsensical, "response" to the question is: "A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood".


pray thee
The contraction is a form of indirect request that has disappeared from the language.


Canadian "eh?
It is an invariant question tag, unlike the "is it?"

Stephen David Ross

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These all express a sense of unceasing questioning, and questioning that questioning, that he suggests is profoundly ethical: ethical fullness.

Speed learning

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It is closely related to speed reading, but encompasses other methods of learning, such as observation, listening, conversation, questioning, and reflection.

How Children Fail

However, children become unintelligent because they are accustomed by teachers and schools to strive only for teacher approval and the “right" answers and consequently forget everything else. There, children see value not in thinking, discovery, and understanding but only in playing the power game of school.

Interview (research)

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An interview in qualitative research is a conversation where questions are asked to elicit information.

Software project management

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Interpersonal communication and conflict management and resolution. Active, frequent and honest communication is the most important factor in increasing the likelihood of project success and mitigating problematic projects. The development team should seek end-user involvement and encourage user input in the development process. Not having users involved can lead to misinterpretation of requirements, insensitivity to changing customer needs, and unrealistic expectations on the part of the client. Software developers, users, project managers, customers and project sponsors need to communicate regularly and frequently. The information gained from these discussions allows the project team to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and to act on that information to benefit from opportunities and to minimize threats. Even bad news may be good if it is communicated relatively early, because problems can be mitigated if they are not discovered too late. For example, casual conversation with users, team members, and other stakeholders may often surface potential problems sooner than formal meetings. All communications need to be intellectually honest and authentic, and regular, frequent, high quality criticism of development work is necessary, as long as it is provided in a calm, respectful, constructive, non-accusatory, non-angry fashion. Frequent casual communications between developers and end-users, and between project managers and clients, are necessary to keep the project relevant, useful and effective for the end-users, and within the bounds of what can be completed. Effective interpersonal communication and conflict management and resolution are the key to software project management. No methodology or process improvement strategy can overcome serious problems in communication or mismanagement of interpersonal conflict. Moreover, outcomes associated with such methodologies and process improvement strategies are enhanced with better communication. The communication must focus on whether the team understands the project charter and whether the team is making progress towards that goal. End-users, software developers and project managers must frequently ask the elementary, simple questions that help identify problems before they fester into near-disasters. While end-user participation, effective communication and teamwork are not sufficient, they are necessary to ensure a good outcome, and their absence will almost surely lead to a bad outcome.

Ticket (election)

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For example, in Guyana, the candidates for President and Parliament run on the same "ticket", because they are elected together on a single ballot question — as a vote for a given party-list in the Parliamentary election counts as a vote for the party's corresponding presidential candidate — rather than separately.


The main goal of the game was to win 2,000,000 Kč (€74,000) by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly.


Question words or wh-questions in ASL can also form the interrogative.

Copy editing

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There are several basic procedures that every copyeditor must follow: copyeditors need a system for marking changes to the author's text (marking), a process for querying the author and the editorial coordinator (querying), a method for keeping track of editorial decisions (recordkeeping), and procedures for incorporating the author's review of the copyediting into a final manuscript or electronic files (cleanup).

Game show host

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A game show host is an individual who manages a game show, introduces contestants, and asks quiz questions to test the knowledge of said contestants.

Preposition stranding

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In English, preposition stranding is found, for instance in open interrogatives, wh relatives, and passive constructions sometimes known as prepositional passives or pseudopassives.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? New Zealand

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The main goal of the game was to win one million New Zealand dollars by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly.

Action learning

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where L is learning, P is programming and Q is questioning to create insight into what people see, hear or feel.

TPR Storytelling

The method works in three steps: in step one the new vocabulary structures to be learned are taught using a combination of translation, gestures, and personalized questions; in step two those structures are used in a spoken class story; and finally, in step three, these same structures are used in a class reading.


1) Ask a question about a natural phenomenon

Conditional sentence

(If the sentence is not a declarative sentence, then the consequence may be expressed as an order or a question rather than a statement.) The facts are usually stated in whatever grammatical tense is appropriate to them; there are not normally special tense or mood patterns for this type of conditional sentence.

Pro-drop language

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A Question (poem)

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The poem questions whether you valued your life over death or, worse, never having been born.

Pronunciation of English ⟨wh⟩

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As a result, such words are often called wh-words, questions formed from them are called wh-questions.